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Friday, March 14, 2008
Review- Stealing The Dragon by Tim Maleeny
Stealing The Dragon by Tim Maleeny
No of Pages - 365
Rating - 4 out of 5
A container ship ship runs aground on Alcatraz. The cargo hold is filled with smuggled Chinese refugees. The crew of the ship have been murdered with deadly precision. Cape Weathers, a private detective, suspects that a professional assassin was involved and he is afraid that his missing partner Sally is somehow mixed up in it. While the authorities search for clues Cape hunts for her trying to find out about her past. When he begins to ask questions it's not long before finds a dead body in the trunk of his car and a price on his head.
I found this debut novel by Tim Maleeny to be both a riveting page turner and informative regarding the plight of Chinese refugees. The themes of justice and revenge permeate the novel. I particularly enjoyed the intertwine between the past and the present that added richness and character to the story. The plot completely held my attention and the characters were well developed. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading the next installment of this series.